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"Giving Voice to Dissent: Bridgeport's WPKN Radio Covers The News With Left-Of-Center Takes Not Found In The Mainstream Media" Hartford Courant, Feb. 26, 2003

"The Rest of the News," New Haven Advocate, July 3, 2003


War And Profiteering

"Iran: The Next War," by James Bamford, Rolling Stone, July 24, 2006

Those Who Dared to Come Forward
Compilation of Washington insiders speaking out on Bush administration policies and actions

Project for the New American Century's Letter to President Clinton on Iraq, Jan. 26, 1998 Urges President Clinton to remove the threat that Iraq poses by stating a strategy to do so in his "upcoming State of the Union Address."

"Iraq On The Record," U.S. Rep. Henry Waxman report, March 16, 2004

"Greenspan Testimony Highlights Bush Plan for Deliberate Federal Bankruptcy," by Michael Meurer,, March 2, 2004

"Noam Chomsky on Middle East Conflict and U.S. War Plan Against Iraq," Between The Lines interview with Noam Chomsky, conducted by Scott Harris, for the Week Ending May 3, 2002

"The Iraq War & The Bush Administration's Pursuit of Global Domination," Counterpoint, Sept. 15, 2003

The Iraq Crisis, a Global Policy Forum, U.N. Security Council section on the 13 years of sanctions and other background of the war, the humanitarian situation, the importance of Iraq's huge oil resources, and disputes over a post-war government and reconstruction plan

"Occupation, Inc." Southern Exposure, Winter, 2003/2004

"Pipeline Politics: Oil, The Taliban, and the Political Balance of Central Asia," World Press Review Special Report, Nov.-Dec. 2001

"War Profiteering," by The Nation editors, April 24, 2003

"An Annotated Saddam Chronology," ZNet, Dec. 15, 2003

Civil Liberties

"The Global Gulag: Into The Shadows," by Tom Engelhardt,, April 5, 2004

"Keeping Secrets: The Bush administration is doing the public's business out of the public eye. Here's how--and why," by Christopher H. Schmitt and Edward T. Pound, U.S. News & World Report, Dec. 12, 2003

"FBI Memo: Tactics Used During Protests And Demonstrations" Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oct. 15, 2003

"F.B.I. Scrutinizes Antiwar Rallies" by Eric Lichtblau, New York Times, Nov. 23, 2003

"Fascism Anyone?" 14 Signs of Fascism, Free Inquiry Magazine, Volume 23, No. 2

"Germany In 1933: The Easy Slide Into Fascism," The Crisis Papers, June 9, 2003

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Between The Lines
For The Week Ending Nov. 3, 2006


Thank you to all who helped make this event a success!
"Democracy in Danger: Oil Wars, Corporate Power, Terrorism
and the Struggle to Defend Liberty and Justice"

Between The Lines Marks Its 15th Anniversary
with an Afternoon Pre-Election Forum, Evening Reception featuring Greg Palast and Jeff Cohen and Silent Auction

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"The Case for Impeachment"

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Co-authors journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney Barbara Olshansky speak about their book, "The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office," at the United Church on the Green, in New Haven, June 24.

A video DVD and audio CD is now available of this event, "The Case for Impeachment," with journalist David Lindorff and Center for Constitutional Rights attorney, Barbara Olshansky
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  • U.S. Army Veteran Urges
    Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq
    as Violence Escalates

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  • Former Israeli and Palestinian Fighters
    Tour U.S. to Promote Peace

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  • Harper's Magazine Editor Lewis Lapham Warns
    U.S. Constitution is Under Attack

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  • Underreported News Summary
    from Around the World

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LISTEN to this week's half-hour program of Between The Lines by clicking on one of the links below. MP3 files available until Nov. 7, 2006.

This week we present Between The Lines' summary of under-reported news stories and:

U.S. Army Veteran Urges
Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq
as Violence Escalates

Interview with Iraq War veteran and
former U.S. Army Sgt. Mark 'Gordie' Lachance,
conducted by Scott Harris

Even before October was over, the month was on track to become the deadliest for U.S. soldiers since the November 2004 assault on the town of Fallujah. By Oct. 24th, 91 American troops had been killed, bringing the total for the war up to 2,800 since President Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq in March 2003.

The conflict has been exponentially more deadly for Iraqi civilians. The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet, recently published a study by three Johns Hopkins University epidemiologists, which found that more than 600,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the war thus far, a conclusion dismissed by President Bush and the Pentagon.

As the congressional election draws near and the situation in Iraq deteriorates with an increase in insurgent attacks, suicide bombings and death squad murders, Bush has altered his rhetoric and dropped his trademark slogan of "Stay the course." It seems that with the GOP likely headed for defeat in the November ballot, the White House is desperately trying to indicate to voters that a change of policy on Iraq is being considered.

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Mark "Gordie" Lachance, a U.S. Army sergeant who served a year in Iraq with the 1st Infantry Division ending in February 2005. Now retired from the military, Lachance an activist with the group Iraq Veterans Against the War, discusses the worsening conditions in Iraq and the coming U.S. election.

Contact Iraq Veterans Against the War by calling (215) 241-7123, or visit their website at

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Former Israeli and Palestinian Fighters
Tour U.S. to Promote Peace

Excerpts of talk by former Palestinian fighter Sulaiman Khatib,
and cofounder of Combatants for Peace and
former Israeli Air Force Reserves Capt. Yonatan Shapira,
produced by Melinda Tuhus


As Palestinians continue to suffer and die under the policies of the Israeli government in Gaza and the West Bank, and as Israelis still suffer under the threat of suicide bombings, a group of former fighters from both sides have come together to put their own experience and suffering on the line to call for a non-violent solution to the decades-long Middle East conflict. The war veterans propose the creation of a viable Palestinian state to exist alongside Israel.

Two members of the group, Combatants for Peace, are currently on a speaking tour of the U.S. from Oct. 23 through Nov. 3, sponsored nationally by Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Their second stop was Yale University, where they told their stories and then invited questions.

Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus recorded the event and presents excerpts of their stories. We first hear from Sulaiman Khatib, a former Palestinian fighter, followed by Yonatan Shapira, a former captain in the Israeli Air Force Reserves and co-founder of Combatants for Peace.

Khatib and Shapira will be touring college campuses in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast through Nov. 3rd. For more information, visit the group's website at

Harper's Magazine Editor Lewis Lapham Warns
U.S. Constitution is Under Attack

Interview with Lewis Lapham,
editor of Harper's Magazine,
conducted by Scott Harris


As the nation prepares to vote in the Nov. 7th congressional election, a near-perfect storm of bad news for Republicans has prompted many political observers to predict a once- or twice-in-a-generation vote that will usher in dramatic change in which party controls the legislative branch. The scandal involving former Florida Rep. Mark Foley for his sexually inappropriate e-mails to congressional pages and allegations of a leadership coverup, is just the latest episode that has caused an increasing number of voters to turn against the GOP.

Escalating violence in Iraq, incompetence in responding to Hurricane Katrina, an expanding web of corruption scandals, federal budget deficits, following the radical agenda of the Christian Right regarding stem-cell research and intervention in the case of Terri Schiavo, have all contributed to polls that found that only 26 percent of Americans approve of the way Congress has been doing its job.

Lewis Lapham, longtime editor of Harper's Magazine, has throughout his career eloquently and effectively challenged those in power. In his new book, "Pretensions to Empire: Notes on the Criminal Folly of the Bush Administration," Lapham chronicles the misconduct and ineptitude of Bush and his White House team. Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Lewis Lapham about the crisis for democracy he believes the nation must now confront.

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This week's summary
of under-reported news

Compiled by Bob Nixon

  • Russia's tough new registration laws halted operations of NGOs -- such as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International-- seen as a move by President Vladimir Putin to restrict actions of human rights and pro-democracy groups that are often critical of his government. ("About 100 NGOs Suspended in Russia," Associated Press, Oct. 19, 2006; "Russia: Moscow Must Investigate Police Violence at Memorial for Slain Journalist," Oct. 18, 2006)
  • The National Republican Campaign Committee gave up early on its hardline anti-immigration candidate Randy Graf, by pulling out of a million-dollar ad campaign in his southern Arizona district. ("The Minutemen Hit the Wall," The Nation, Oct. 23, 2006; "GOP Shuns Immigration Hardliner in Arizona," Associated Press, Oct. 23, 2006)
  • The current head of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, did some favors for corrupt lobbyist Jack Abramoff, while working in the White House. ("Displease a Lobbyist, Get Fired," Los Angeles, Oct. 15, 2006)

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Last Week's Program

Between The Lines Week Ending 10/27/06

U.S. Politics

"Netroots Challenge Dems' Electoral Strategy," by Ari Melber, The Nation, Oct. 17, 2006

"Note Warns Calif. Hispanics On Voting," Associated Press, Oct. 17, 2006

"Blocking The 2006 Vote," by Tova Andrea Wang,, Oct. 16, 2006

"A Blue District Gone Red, Coming Back," by David Swanson, Truthout, Oct. 16, 2006

"In Pennsylvania, Questions About War Erode A Traditional Republican Advantage," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"American Fascism On The Rise," by Stan Goff, TruthDig, Oct. 14, 2006

More newswire ...

Bush Regime

"Analysis: Bush Keeps Revising War Justification," Associated Press, Oct. 14, 2006

"Why Bush Should (But Won't) Be Impeached," by Paul Craig Roberts,, Oct. 14, 2006

"Bush Confounded By The 'Unacceptable,'" Washington Post, Oct. 13, 2006

"Bush Said To Have No Plan If GOP Loses," U.S. News, Oct. 13, 2006

"Who Said All Roads Lead To Karl? Debunking The Armitage Story," by Tom Engelhardt & Elizabeth de la Vega,, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

American Empire/War Profiteering

"Reaping The Fruits Of Bush's Korea Policy," by Joe Conason, New York Observer, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Corporations Work To Prevent Chinese Workers Rights," by Jeremy Brecher, Brendan Smith & Tim Costello, AlterNet, Oct. 16, 2006

"U.S. Intervention In Venezuela And Latin America," by Noam Chomsky, Venezuelanalysis, Oct. 13, 2006

"Former Weapons Inspector, Experts Warn Against Military Action Toward Iran," Voice of America, Oct. 12, 2006

"Chavez 'Ready To Defend Bolivia,'" BBC News/UK, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...

"Postwar" Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan

"Iraq: Leave Or Be Forced Out," by Gareth Porter,, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraq's Christians Flee As Extremist Threaten Worsens," The New York Times, Oct. 17, 2006

"Iraqi Government Fissures Widening," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 16, 2006

"Iraq Delays National Talks Amid Killings," Associated Press, Oct. 15, 2006

"Iraq: The Hidden Horror; 650,000 Dead," by Justin Raimondo,, Oct. 13, 2006

"Iraq: Resistance To Occupation Not Just For Fighters," by Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service, Oct. 13, 2006

"Lack Of Confidence In Maliki Grows," McClatchy Newspapers, Oct. 13, 2006

"UK Army Chief: British Troops Must Pull Out Of Iraq Soon," Guardian/UK, Oct. 13, 2006

"Taliban Rising," by Christian Parenti, The Nation, Oct. 12, 2006

"'All-Time High' In Baghdad Violence," USA Today, Oct. 11, 2006

"645,000 Deaths Tied To Iraq War," Baltimore Sun, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Civil Liberties/ Human Rights

"Sentimental Education: Academia Signs Up To Track Down Dissent," by Chris Floyd, Truthout, Oct. 17, 2006

"Marine Corps Issues Gag Order In Detainee Abuse Case," Los Angeles Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Expecting U.S. Help, Sent To Guantanamo," The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006

"Antiwar Rally Gets Military Scrutiny," Akron Beacon Journal (Ohio), Oct. 14, 2006

"Marine Sergeant: Gitmo Guards Admitted Abusing Inmates," Independent/UK, Oct. 14, 2006

"U.S. Fights To Keep Domestic Surveillance Program," Associated Press, Oct. 13, 2006

"Peace Activists Beware: Homeland Security May Be Reading your Email, And Passing It Along To The Pentagon," by Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive, Oct. 13, 2006

"Military Maintains Big Database On Antiwar Protests," The New york Times, Oct. 13, 2006

"Army 'Big Brother' Unit Targets Military Bloggers,", Oct. 13, 2006

"Habeas Corpus: The Linchpin Of Freedom," by Jacob Hornberger, Future of Freedom Foundation, Oct. 11, 2006

More newswire ...

Media Issues

"Against An Imperial Internet," by Bill Moyers & Scott Fogdall,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Will Google Take The Internet Over The Cliff?," by Jeffrey Chester, The Nation, Oct. 14, 2006

"Narrowing The Net: The Threat From The AT&T/BellSouth Merger," by Art Brodsky,, Oct. 12, 2006

More newswire ...


"Connecticut Clergy Group's Billboard Airs Torture Issue," Waterbury Republican-American (connecticut), Oct. 17, 2006

"Interview With Jerry Lembcke: How The Myth Of The Spat-On Vets Holds Back The Antiwar Movement," by Stephen Philion,, Oct. 16, 2006

"Antiwar Petition Drive Took Just 4 Hours," Boston Globe, Oct. 15, 2006

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